PhD Fellowship in Public Health in Denmark from the University of Copenhagen 2021

Date limite : 01 sept. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: University of Copenhagen

Spécialités: Médecine et Santé

Niveau d'études: Troisième cycle

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PhD Fellowship in Public Health in Denmark from the University of Copenhagen 2021

The Section of General Practice at the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen is offering a three-year full time PhD fellowship on a pilot study of a complex intervention with a focus on assessing feasibility and improving implementability and intervention content. The fellowship is available from 1 November 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Project Description:-

  • As part of the development of its complex intervention and in preparation of a full trial, the university of Copenhagen will conduct a cluster randomized pilot study including a formative process evaluation.

  • The aim of this project is to explore the feasibility of a full-scale trial design and to qualify the intervention, the trial management and the intervention implementation for a final RCT. This includes:

    • Assessing elements concerning the feasibility of running an RCT with the current set-up, e.g. data collection and recruitment.

    • Assessing the implementation platform for the intervention by assessing fidelity and barriers and facilitators for implementation.

    • Informing and improving the intervention program theory.

  • The study will use a combination of qualitative interviews and observations and quantitative data. The final project protocol will be composed in collaboration between Ph.D. students and supervisors.


  • Required Qualifications:

    • As an applicant you must:

      • Have obtained a Master’s degree in health or social sciences, i.e. Public health, sociology, medicine

      • Have Fluency in English and excellent communication skills.

      • Speak and understand Danish and knowledge of the Danish Healthcare System.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

    • University of Copenhagen is looking for a highly motivated candidate with an interest in implementation and evaluation of complex interventions and in the combination of qualitative and quantitative research. 

    • Previous practical experience with qualitative and quantitative research, broad knowledge of and or professional experience with the Danish general practice system will be an advantage. 

    • Moreover, genuine affinity with treatment of patients with psychiatric disorders will be considered a major asset. 

    • A supervisor team will be connected to the PhD project, but the candidate is expected to be able to work independently on the project and contribute with ideas to the project and to the research plan. 


  • The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant Master’s degree.

  • The successful applicant will be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Public Health according to the rules stipulated in the Ministerial order on the PhD program at the universities (PhD order) from the Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Higher Education and the guidelines for the PhD program at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. 


Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the department are to: 

  • Conduct an independent research project under supervision. 

  • Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project. 

  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education. 

  • Gain teaching experience and other types of dissemination related to your PhD project. 

  • Participate in national and international congresses and scientific meetings.  

  • Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad.

  • Participate in the application for additional funding for the project.

  • The candidate is expected to make a valuable contribution to the practicalities of conducting the trial.

About University of Copenhagen:-

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. The university today is state-funded, and has 23,473 undergraduate students, 17,398 postgraduate students, 2,968 doctoral students and over 9,000 employees.The university has four campuses located in and around Copenhagen, with the headquarters located in central Copenhagen. Most courses are taught in Danish; however, many courses are also offered in English and a few in German. The university has several thousands of foreign students

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